Data protection

We are happy about your interest in IWW and about your visit on our website. We appreciate your trust in us and promise you to use the highest safety standards to protect your data from unauthorized access. We also would like to inform you what kind of data we save and how we use it.

As a private company we are subject to data protection requirements and the provisions of the German Data Protection Law. We have undertaken technical and organisational measures to meet all their requirements and to ensure that the requirements are also met by external service providers.

All personal data occurring within this framework will be referred to, processed and used for the objective of contract processing and for the business interests of IWW regarding the support of our customers, according to the applicable regulations regarding the protection of personal data.

The personal data you submit on the Internet will not be passed on to any unauthorised third party outside of the company. Data logged during access to the internet gateway will only be transferred to third parties if we are obliged to do so by law or by order or a court, or if such a transfer is required for taking legal action. No data will be transferred for any other reason.

If you have provided us with personal data, you can request that we delete your data at any time. Data for invoicing, legal and accounting purposes are excluded from the deletion process.

You are entitled at all times to be informed about the data that has been stored in respect to your person. We have summarized the details according to § 4e BDSG in our public directory of procedures.

The rapid development of the internet means that we might have to amend our privacy policy from time to time. You will be informed about anything new here.

Public procedures directory of IWW Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasser Beratungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH and of IWW Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasserforschung gemeinnützige GmbH

The German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) specifies that the data protection officer must provide the following information:

1. Name of the company responsible:

IWW Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasser Beratungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
IWW Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasserforschung gemeinnützige GmbH

2. Management:

Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. Lothar Schüller (commercial director)

2.1 Data protection officer:

Helmut Pelster
Harscheidweg 18a
45472 Mülheim

3. Address of company responsible:

Moritzstr. 26
45476 Mülheim an der Ruhr

4. Purpose of use, collection and processing of data:

Objects of the company are to provide service in the fields of resource protection, water catchment, water technology, water quality control, -transport and –distribution, as well as management consulting regarding water in accordance with the benefit of the public.

The broadening and deepening of professional competence in the fields of sustainable use of water in consideration of the scientific, ethnological, ecologically, economically and social context in accordance with the benefit of the public.

Those are the only purposes for recording, processing and using data.

5. Description of groups of people concerned and the regarding data and data categories:

Employee data and customer data as well as data of suppliers, if they are required to fulfil the purposes mentioned at 4.

6. Receivers or categories of receivers that might receive the data:

Public authorities in the case of overriding legal provisions according to §11 BDSG

7. Standard terms for data deletion:

The legislators have released a number of obligations and deadlines regarding data storage. Following expiry of these deadlines or the elimination of the purposes listed at 4, the corresponding data will be routinely erased.

8. Planned data transfer to third countries:

A data transfer to third countries is not planned and will not happen.

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